Monday, August 18, 2008
Cecilia Wraps up Her Thai Experience
Sitting with my host mom (Khun Mae) in front of the beautiful Buddha image at Wat Yai. The temple was filled with a lot of people, many of whom were praying or posing for a flash-driven picture. There is a sign outside that says, "no standing when taking pictures" and so everyone sits in this fashion or in a cross-legged fashion. It houses the "most beautiful image of Buddha" in Thailand, and arguably, the world. And indeed, it was very beautiful. However, the temple was not quite how I'd imagined. I'd imagined a much more closed and even cleaner looking temple. Read more.
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